P.S.: I "worked for corporate America" (i.e., an ad agency) for a few years 
decades ago. Then I quit to become a freelance editor, which I've been ever 

 << More yada, yada, yada. The only thing I disagree with you about is the 
appropriateness of the term "scamster" for the guy Mayer fired. Stop trying to 
create faux conflict here. >>
 ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote:

 I thought you worked in corporate America?  I would think you know the kind of 
people I'm talking about?  They are an elitist crowd who think little of 
screwing the public.  I've rubbed elbows with them so this is no idle 
speculation.   At the company I worked at the CEO brought in a college buddy of 
his for a senior level position but the guy didn't know shit about what he was 
doing.  This happens all the time in corporate America.
 No, I am using "scamster" in a very broad way and you are just using it an 
very narrow way.  
 On 01/17/2014 11:53 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   Yada yada yada. Yes, I know all that. I said what he was going to be paid 
was obscene, for pete's sake.
 But you called the dude a "scamster" as if he had somehow managed to defraud 
Yahoo, which is not the case. Marissa Mayer flubbed another dub when she hired 
him and then had to fire him after only 15 months. It was her poor judgment as 
to his capabilities that cost Yahoo such a ridiculous sum.
 Picky, picky.  You get what I mean.  Beside where was the Yahoo Board of 
Directors when they granted such compensation?  What about the stockholders?  
Judy, you should damn well know this is an "old boys and girls" club.  My point 
is NOBODY is worth such compensation.  NOBODY is that good.  NOBODY is that 
special.  And there are certainly execs who have been granted even more.  We 
are back to some medieval style times of "landed gentry." 
 Fuck the landed gentry.
 On 01/17/2014 10:39 AM, authfriend@... mailto:authfriend@... wrote:
   How are you defining "scam"? He may not deserve the compensation, but he's 
entitled to it per his hiring agreement with Yahoo. Yahoo offered him the gig; 
he didn't twist their arms to get it, let alone do anything unethical. If Mayer 
wanted to tempt him to leave Google that badly, and he turned out not to be 
capable of doing what she envisioned, that's her poor judgment, not a scam on 
his part.
 And it may not be as much as $109 million. That's the most he would get, 
assuming he was fired "without cause," and if he met all his performance 
targets, both of which are yet to be determined.
 Yes, whatever he gets will be obscene, but it's not fair to accuse him of 
 I guess we all missed the Scamming 101 classes in college? When did 
 they start teaching them? Think about what FFL could look like if they 
 spent the money on Yahoo Groups than paying this scamster off.
 Once again no human being so good that they deserve such compensation. 
 Business is nothing but a poker game.

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